Emotet Malicous Mail is Back

After several months of inactivity, the Emotet botnet resumed email activity this morning at 8:00am EST. The malicious emails seem to be replying to already existing email chains, with the addition of an attached .zip file. The .zip files are not password protected. The themes of the attached files include finances and invoices. The .zip […]

Self-Unlocking Password-Protected RAR

Archive Sidestepping: Self-Unlocking Password-Protected RAR Trustwave SpiderLabs’ spam traps have identified an increase in threats packaged in password-protected archives with about 96% of these being spammed by the Emotet Botnet. In the first half of 2022, Spiderlabs identified password-protected ZIP files as the third most popular archive format used by cybercriminals to conceal malware. Disguised […]

Rise of LNK (Shortcut files) Malware | McAfee Blog

A LNK file is a Windows Shortcut that serves as a pointer to open a file, folder, or application. LNK files are based on the Shell Link binary file format, which holds information used to access another data object. These files can be created manually using the standard right-click create shortcut option or sometimes they […]

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